Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250061904
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 10th, 2018

The evolution of my third all-time favorite movie, from the publication of Edna Ferber's bestseller about Texas to the tragic death of one of its major stars shortly before filming was completed. This was a troubled endeavor almost from its inception. Director George Stevens' penchant for meticulousness ran directly counter to Jack Warner's concern for schedule and budget overruns and Texans in particular were not fond of Ferber's book. "Giant" was quite possibly the only film that Elizabeth Taylor ever made in which neither of the leading actors had the remotest romantic interest in her. A great book for film lovers. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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